Copycat A1 Steak Sauce Recipe

steak sauce recipe

I never used to like sauces, until I started making my own.


You don’t need to know what A1 steak sauce tastes like in case you’ve never had it. Don’t underestimate sauces. It’s a way for each person to add their own amount of seasoning and moisture to an otherwise dry dish.


I will admit, in the making of this sauce, I taste tested probably more than was necessary.It is so good! It’s not as smoky as barbecue and not as tangy as a marinara.It’s somewhere in between the two.


Make a batch and store in a jar in the fridge. Use it on meat, poultry, even veggies.


What I most love about this recipe is all the ingredients are basic kitchen staples.


Copycat A1 Steak Sauce Recipe


  • 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (adjust as needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Lemon juice is to taste, add as much as needed.
  3. Pour in jar, cover and refrigerate.


  • Do you make your own sauces?
  • Any other copycat recipes you make?

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  1. Oh my gosh! Thank you! I love A1, but sometimes you just don’t have it in the fridge. And I am trying to make my own sauces and stay away from processed as much as possible. Can’t wait to try.

    • Isra Hashmi says:

      I’m also trying really hard to not eat as much processed foods. I’d love to hear what you think after you make it! If you need a little more kick, might want to add a couple drops of tabasco sauce.

      • Isra, I made this last night to go with some stuffed hamburger patties (stuffed with cheese, bacon and jalepeno). It was SO good. I’m gonna add some tabasco or sriracha next time. Great suggestion We love a little heat. If I can get myself to make a gluten-free worchestershire, I can make this for my sis who loves A1.

        • Isra Hashmi says:

          Yeah! I’m so glad you like it! I like the idea of adding a little sriracha for some heat. Also, check Lea&Perrins, their original worcestershire is gluten-free.

  2. That looks and sounds more like Heinz 57 rather than A-1 sauce. If that’s what you like then this recipe will work but if someone’s looking for an A-1 recipe, they should keep looking. It should include raisins and either oranges or orange juice, and the amount of ketchup is way less than what’s in this recipe.

  3. Carla Proffitt says:

    I make a clone of the honey-mustard dipping sauce that is handed out at Chick-fil-a restaurants, in the South East. I would be happy to share the recipe, if you are interested. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples and the other two are relatively easy to find in a well-stocked supermarket. Thanks for sharing. Please continue to be awesome. Best Wishes, Carla Proffitt

  4. Excellent website. Plenty of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thank you in your sweat!

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